Why face-to-face beats Facebook

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm

by Joel Yanofsky, BA’77, MA’81 One effect of reading Susan Pinker’s new book, The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter, is that you may suddenly feel compelled to leave your house and find someone – anyone – to talk to. Don’t worry: this will be good for you. Pinker, [...]

“Where are the hidden cameras?” How culture affects mental illness

Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Ian Gold, BA’84, MA’87, and Joel Gold, MDCM’95, explore a peculiar delusion that causes people to believe that they’re the stars of a reality TV show.

Meet the MAA’s new president

Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Alan Desnoyers, BCom’85, answers questions about himself, his presidency and his vision for the future of the McGill Alumni Association.

Making noise about the ‘silent crime’

Posted on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:37 am

When violence hits home, Sarah Flatto, BA’09, is there to help victims and survivors of abuse find life-changing support.

Out of the closet and onto the ice

Posted on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Charline Labonté, BEd’12, comes out publicly and talks about her life as a gay athlete.

Rebuilding hope in Lac Mégantic

Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 4:43 pm

A year after the town’s core was reduced to ashes, three McGill students have come up with a bold business plan to help Lac Mégantic get back on its feet.

Foods of the future

Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:16 am

What will be the next great food concept? Students in Salwa Karboune’s Food Product Development class are creating innovative new foods that may soon hit grocery store shelves near you.

An oasis of green

Posted on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm

McGill’s two campuses offer visitors no shortage of lovely scenery during the non-winter months. Find out about some of the work that goes on behind the scenes that helps make this possible.

Fact-checking with Dr. Joe

Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 10:56 am

In his latest book, Joe Schwarcz, BSc’69, PhD’74, the director of McGill’s Office for Science & Society, takes on the shaky claims and media hype surrounding everything from organic food to fad diets.

The combative economist

Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:56 am

Tom Naylor says his new book, Counterfeit Crime: Criminal Profits, Terror Dollars, and Nonsense, is his “angriest and most cynical” to date. And for the consistently controversial economics professor, that’s saying something.